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Bob Simpson (#47129308)
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I live in Australia and have long been fascinated by the American Civil War.
I have collected Civil War memorabilia for over 40 years.
In 1979, I purchased some memorabilia from the 117th. New York Infantry, which led to my interest in the regiment.
I have been obsessively collecting memorabilia, surfing the web and FAG for any mentions to add to my research files.
Thanks to many kind FAG volunteers, I have been able to request dozens of photographs to add to my Virtual Cemetery of members of the regiment.
I am currently adding names to the list. I have added over 1,200 so far.
I still have about 500 veterans to locate.
To be able to achieve all this half a world away from the action, is simply unbelievable.
If anyone has a relative who served in the 117th., or any information, I would be most happy to hear from you.

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D Tallman
John M. Marriott

Sorry I couldn't enlarge the photo. It is actually a jpeg of the photo sent to me and becomes distorted when trying to enlarge it.

Added by D Tallman on Nov 16, 2015 6:05 AM
RE: Orson morse photo request.
Thanks Bob. I was able to find that information and added memorial pages for them.

Added by TLyons on Nov 12, 2015 5:08 PM
RE: Orson morse photo request.

Are you familiar with any of the other names on the stone? I was going to post the photo to the memorial pages of the others, but it doesn't appear that pages have been added for them. I'm not sure of their relationship to Orson. I will do some research, but thought that you might know.

Added by TLyons on Nov 11, 2015 9:31 PM
Patricia Burakow
RE: Moses Aaron Craft.
Thanks Bob,
I'm sorry to say that I don't have a picture of Moses Craft. I have just gotten into in the last year, so I have just started my research. I guess I'll have to make a trip to Yonkers, NY where I was born to visit the many cemeteries where my ancestors are buried.
Patricia Harty Burakow
Added by Patricia Burakow on Oct 31, 2015 10:57 AM
Patricia Burakow
Moses Aaron Craft
I am trying to find out more about my gggrandfather Moses Aaron Craft and was wondering if there was a picture taken of his grave in St Johns Cemetery in Yonkers, NY.
Thank you
Patricia Harty Burakow
Added by Patricia Burakow on Oct 30, 2015 8:03 PM
Brad Whitney
RE: Wyckoff grae photo.
You're very welcome, glad to be of service!
Added by Brad Whitney on Sep 02, 2015 7:23 PM
RE: Earl Howard Buchanan.
Hi Bob, I wish I did have a photo of John L. Buchanan to pass on to you - but I don't have any. I do have a photo request up for his grave, so hopefully someone will be able to fulfill that request.
Thank you for answering my question so quickly.

Added by Ancestry/searcher on Aug 16, 2015 9:21 AM
gilbert smith
Henry Savilion Smith

Henry is great grandfather i didn't know if it was possible to get a picture of his grave. He is buried in fairview cemetary Bridgewater Ny

Thanks Gilbert Smith
Added by gilbert smith on Aug 11, 2015 3:18 PM
Pam Witherow
RE: Croshaw photo request.
You are very welcome!!!!!

From Missouri
Added by Pam Witherow on Apr 27, 2015 9:15 AM
Pattie Ford
RE: Casselman.
Oh Thank you

Added by Pattie Ford on Feb 22, 2015 5:56 PM
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